Songwriting: Learn How to Change Things Up from Counting Crows “Daylight Fading”

Counting Crows “Daylight Fading” may come across like a straight forward American rock song — but beneath the surface, there are many twists going on, some subtle and others not.  Twists are not necessary to craft an impactful song, but at the same time, knowing them will make it easier …

Tuneful vs. Untuneful Melodies

There are two different kinds of melodies.  Tuneful ones and untuneful ones. Now what is a “tuneful” melody? Definition It’s one where if you play that melody instrumentally, it still holds listeners’ attention. That sounds obvious if you’re talking instrumental music, but in songs with words, that’s not always a …